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Windows 7: Where did my desktop icons and task bar go to?

20 Dec 2009   #11
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 
Don't know.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldtraveler View Post
It just now happened again. I get to a desktop with wallpaper, but no icons or Windows taskbar. I am able to right click on the desktop and get the usual menu. I don't see anything to force the taskbar to re-appear.
So you tried running a new task in Task Manager, like I said?
Have you installed any program that 'hacks' the dll to change its appearance, such as LiteStep?
I have used LiteStep before, and i have had problems with it before : help! installed program and things have gone wrong - Vista Forums
otherwise it could be a graphics problem, which is out of my knowledge to a certain extent.

Lil' Domii


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20 Dec 2009   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If it is an error, perhaps a Repair Install will fix it.
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20 Dec 2009   #13
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Found this fix..

The fix:
  • Download the driver from the ASUS website here.
  • In the three dropdown menus, select: Graphic Card, NVIDIA SERIES, ENGT220 Series
  • In the popup menu select Windows 7 64bit
  • Expand the VGA menu
  • Select version 190.45. Do not get the latest version.
  • Click on "Global" (not Global (DLM)) to download directly without the download manager.
source

Hope this helps
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20 Dec 2009   #14
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Try opening a command prompt, and type in "SFC /scannow" without quotes.

Maybe you've got corrupt system files.
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21 Dec 2009   #15
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Try opening a command prompt, and type in "SFC /scannow" without quotes.

Maybe you've got corrupt system files.
i think the fix has already been given
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21 Dec 2009   #16
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Try opening a command prompt, and type in "SFC /scannow" without quotes.

Maybe you've got corrupt system files.
i think the fix has already been given
What the fudge, i swear i didn't see the solution post when i posted my opinion. my bad.
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21 Dec 2009   #17
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Try opening a command prompt, and type in "SFC /scannow" without quotes.

Maybe you've got corrupt system files.
i think the fix has already been given
What the fudge, i swear i didn't see the solution post when i posted my opinion. my bad.
haha don't worry - you'll never learn without making mistakes
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22 Dec 2009   #18
oldtraveler

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

SOLVED!

For the last two days the problem has not recurred. The solution seems to have be downloading and installing new chipset drivers from ASUS (the pc mfr).

I hope I'm not knocking on wood prematurely.
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22 Dec 2009   #19
baki88

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

instead of rebooting, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and choose Task Manager. under the applications tab, click on 'New Task...'. type in explorer.exe and press enter. does the taskbar come back up? ,

this same problem you are having happens to my old Sony pc all the time, its an XP, however the solution mentioned above should actually solve the problem for Windows 7 and all versions of Windows as well after XP
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22 Dec 2009   #20
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I am glad you got it solved oldtraveler.
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